Google Drive

Massive updates for Google Docs, Sheets arrive

With the announcement last week during the I/O Conference that the Google Office Suite would be able to create and edit Microsoft Office within their apps, we were expecting that the roll-out would be done in the next few months. But surprise, surprise! Google Docs and Sheets have started releasing updates today and the changes in the two are significant and very much welcome.

Quickoffice will be removed from Play Store after Google Docs integration

After the announcement of the integration of Quickoffice into Google Docs during the I/O conference, Google has now said that it will not be available anymore as a native app in the Google Play Store starting in the next few weeks. Those who have already installed Quickoffice into their Android devices will still be able to access it, but new users will not be able to search for it on the Play Store.

Slides app added to Google Drive; Docs, Sheets updated

Among Google’s many announcements on the first day of its I/O conference, one of the things that got people (well, at least those who are productivity addicts) buzzing is the introduction of Google Slides, the newest addition to the Google Drive Office Suite. Just like with Docs and Sheets, Slides lets you create, edit and collaborate, this time, it’s all about presentations.

AT&T’s HTC One (M8) can’t redeem free Drive storage

Owners of the new HTC One (M8) on AT&T have hit a snag when it comes to the free Drive storage. Each new handset arrives with 50GB of Google Drive storage, which users are prompted to take advantage of just after startup. Those with AT&T aren’t able to, which HTC notes is a bug they’re working on.

Google Drive offers more to customers with new pricing scheme

Google really wants you to use Drive. So much so, they’re offering a pretty great deal on cloud storage. With a newly announced pricing plan, we can now get more storage for less out of pocket. Google also says that those who are already paying for storage have nothing to worry about, since they’ll be migrated automatically to a new plan.
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